The Walking Dead, The Wolf Among Us, and Batman: The Enemy Within, developer: ” Telltale Games” laid off a large number of its staff recently. Telltale Games made the announcement on Friday, September 21, that it was enacting a “majority studio closure.
Telltale co-founder and former CEO Kevin Bruner issued a statement on the closure this afternoon. Bruner was ousted from the company a year and a half ago and is currently suing the studio over his expulsion.
“Today, I’m mostly saddened for the people who are losing their jobs at a studio they love,” he wrote. “And I’m also saddened at the loss of a studio, that green-lit crazy ideas that no one else would consider. I’m comforted a bit knowing there are now so many new talented people and studios creating games in the evolving narrative genre.”
Word coming out of the studio from the over 250 employees fired suggested all games were canceled, save the Minecraft: Story Mode Netflix project.
This allegedly included The Walking Dead: The Final Season, along with the second season of The Wolf Among Us and a Stranger Things project.
The last known statement from Telltale Games came on September 24, 2018. The studio claimed, “Suffer the Children” would be released as planned on September 25, 2018, and that it was working with multiple partners to get episode three, “Broken Toys,” and episode four, “Take Us Back,” made.
Later that day….
Telltale Games announces that “multiple potential partners” expressed some level of interest in helping Telltale to complete and release The Walking Dead: The Final Season.
Whereas The Walking Dead: The Final Season’s second episode launches as planned, but it’s not the only major development this day.
The game’s $20 season pass, which provides access to episodes 1-4, was removed from sale all major digital stores including PS4, Xbox One, and PC. A statement from Telltale says the company is pausing sales until further notice.